One of Brooklyn’s most controversial developments, the Pierhouse condos and 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, is almost done and is ready for its closeup.
When we last checked in on the progress, in the spring, 1 Hotel had been completed, and facade work had begun on the residential development at 90 and 130 Furman Street.
Closings started at 90 Furman Street in October, and the building received its temporary certificate of occupancy in November. The hotel is set to open in February 2017, the hotel announced in October.
Now work appears to be wrapping up on the exterior of the final, southernmost section of the project at 130 Furman Street.
The buildings at 90 and 130 Furman street have windows installed into their limestone clad piers, and the western facade looks finished. A few workers were spotted onsite during a recent visit.
The project was developed by Toll Brothers and Starwood. The architect is Marvel Architects, whose many Brooklyn projects include Pacific Park’s 664 Pacific Street and St. Ann’s Warehouse. Toll Brothers, known mostly for big projects in Manhattan, codeveloped Williamsburg’s Northside Piers.
Two lawsuits from local community groups over the view-blocking heights of the buildings were dismissed on technicalities. Revenues from the private development go to support the park.
Sales for the 108 condo units launched in 2014. Construction was initially set to wrap this year.
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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